During the time when Barack Obama fought through his health care reform bill, it seemed that a great deal of effort for transparency and bi-partisan compromise became a forgotten promise. Republicans, and the American people felt like they were not included in the process of changing very significant parts of their lives.
Now, with the shift in congressional power to the Republicans, Obama has sought to extend a hand to the new congress, and pass a tax bill, that while it accomplishes the goals of the democrats to extend tax cuts to the lower and middle classes, it evenly shares tax benefits to all American's and does not seek to punish anyone (except those who inherit dead people money - another article for another time).
It would seem that Democrats are unhappy as they feel that their side was not met with the president whom they sold their souls to on the health care bill, seem to jump to the other side of the isle on this one. Is this just sour grapes? Tit for tat? In other words, was it okay for the Dems to treat Republicans this way for health care, and now they are now enjoying a taste of their own medicine? For a group of people who claim to want health care for all, freedoms for all, marriage for all, abortion for all, it does seem to seem congruent to not extend tax cuts for all.